Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

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Chat Chat Send an Instant Message (IM) to the reference librarians using the Ask A Librarian widget to the right, or with one of our IM services listed below. If the widget is currently offline, please send an email.
Spring chat hours:

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday  2 pm – 6 pm
Sunday  1 pm – 5 pm

 AIM: AskAndyCM
 Google Talk: AskAndyCM

 MSN: AskAndyCM
 Yahoo: AskAndyCM

Text Text
Send text messages to 412-532-6817.  Only available during chat hours.  CMU does not charge for this service. Standard text message rates apply.
Email Email
A reference librarian will answer your questions at the first possible opportunity, usually within 48 hours. You can reach us in a variety of ways.By library:
ArtsHunt, Mellon Institute, or Sorrells
By subject:
Art, Architecture, Design, Music, Drama
Business, Humanities, Social Sciences
Biology and Chemistry
Engineering and Sciences
Phone Phone

Arts 412-268-7272
Hunt 412-268-2442
Mellon 412-268-3171
Sorrells 412-268-7217
University Archives 412-268-5021
In-Person In-Person
Stop by any of our libraries for personal assistance.
In-Person Consultations
Librarians are available to meet individually with University students, faculty, and staff. Please make an appointment with one of our Liaison Librarians.  We also have research guides available.
Privacy Notice
Transcripts of email and chat reference questions and answers may be used by authorized library staff for research purposes. All identifying information will be removed. If you do not want a record kept of your information request, you may talk to a librarian in person or by phone. Please contact Afeworki Paulos if you have any questions regarding this policy.